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Offline Mario T

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Doubt about lamp
« on: March 05, 2022, 10:03:04 am »
Good morning

The following lamp does not convince me as authentic, it represents weapons of the gladiators, helmet sword shield

thanks for any opinions

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Re: Doubt about lamp
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2022, 03:05:18 am »
I specify that this is just my feeling, probably due to the freshness of the lamp, I'm not an expert on it

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Re: Doubt about lamp
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2022, 05:24:31 pm »
The carbon build up at the lip and dirt are good signs.  Doesn't guarantee authenticity but are not found on the cheap fakes.

We have a real lamp expert -strobilius - here who is not on every day but will hopefully weigh in with his views.

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Re: Doubt about lamp
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2022, 07:23:45 pm »
The style, fabric, surface and shallow depth suggest your lamp is an authentic Loeschcke Type IV made in Cyprus during the second half of the 1st century AD.

Gladiatorial equipment is not an uncommon theme on Cypriot lamps of this period (see for example Lightfoot 2021, 312).

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Re: Doubt about lamp
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2022, 07:43:32 pm »
Are you going to light it? Inquiring minds want to know :)
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Re: Doubt about lamp
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 08:58:18 pm »
That's what reproduction lamps are for.....

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Re: Doubt about lamp
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2022, 06:05:53 am »
Quote from: Strobilus2 on March 10, 2022, 07:23:45 pm
The style, fabric, surface and shallow depth suggest your lamp is an authentic Loeschcke Type IV made in Cyprus during the second half of the 1st century AD.

Gladiatorial equipment is not an uncommon theme on Cypriot lamps of this period (see for example Lightfoot 2021, 312).

David Knell

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https://www.romulus2.com/lamps/

The carbon build up at the lip and dirt are good signs.  Doesn't guarantee authenticity but are not found on the cheap fakes.

We have a real lamp expert -strobilius - here who is not on every day but will hopefully weigh in with his views.

SC

Thanks !

 

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